Celeb Cancer Show Nets $100M

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2008 4:56 PM CDT
Singers Sheryl Crow and James Taylor at the benefit.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The all-star TV benefit that ran on three US networks and reached 170 countries worldwide has raised $100 million for cancer research, Reuters reports. Friday's Stand Up to Cancer  telecast, which drew a modest but apparently generous audience of 10.3 million in the US. It attracted 100 celebs, some of whom, like Christina Applegate and Patrick Swayze, have undergone cancer treatment.

“This money will go directly to funding the research programs necessary to defeat this insidious disease,” one organizer said. “The Stand Up To Cancer movement has only just begun. Together, we can make the difference in this fight.”